Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Welcome, A-Jacks

Remember Octavio Dotel last year? Yeah, me neither. After picking him up mid-season from Pittsburgh, in exchange for Andrew Lambo and James McDonald (the latter of which still disappoints me), Dotel was with us for like a split second, with 18.2 IP over 19 G with a 3.38 ERA and a 1-1 record. And then we flipped him to the Rockies a month-and-a-half later. Not much of a rental at that, that Dotel, but at least we were supposed to get a player to be named later.

Well, MLB Trade Rumors reports that Anthony Jackson is indeed that player to be named later. Which is a real bummer for this poor kid, since he is 26 years old and has played five years of minor league ball (including 2010 in AA)--and by now he's probably gotten pretty used to his name being "Anthony Jackson". As per the terms of the deal, though, later is now. So what should we name him?

Might we suggest, "A-Jacks"? Jump on in, A-Jacks!

(Not to be confused with Ajax, that is.)

Oh yeah, the story:

The Dodgers have selected outfielder Anthony Jackson as the player to be named later in September's Octavio Dotel trade according to the Rockies' official Twitter feed. Dotel allowed four runs in just 5 1/3 innings with the Rockies.

Jackson, 26, is a career .252/.331/.340 hitter in 2,290 minor league plate appearances. He's spent the last two seasons with Colorado's Double-A affiliate and was not listed as one of the team's top 30 prospects in the 2010 edition of Baseball America's Prospect Handbook.

Random Sax sidebar: This is neither here nor there, but I have this bizarre childhood memory of a summer at tennis camp in which another kid had this strange penchant of running around wearing nothing but tighty-whitey underpants and socks, then clasping his two hands together between his legs, and then hoisting himself up in the air repeatedly while yelling "Apple Jacks! Apple Jacks!". I haven't really thought much about that guy until I started writing this post, but I don't believe he went on to a promising tennis career. However, he may have joined the soprano section of the choir.

21 comments:

Josh S. said...

I can't wait until he interviews himself for ESPN Los Angeles.

Spanky said...

AJAX!!!

rbnlaw said...

Ajax wore a visor?

Thought he was a hat guy.

Fred's Brim said...

I think that's a bust of Steve Spurrier

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, please track that guy down and invite him to "perform" at the next SOSG Fest

Mr. Customer said...

A guy with hair like that would NEVER be seen besieging Troy while sporting hat-head. How tacky!

Mr. Customer said...

Actually, I'm pretty sure it's the faceplate.

Steve Sax said...

@FB 1:07p: I think Pedro wears boxers nowadays. And no socks.

Neeebs said...

@SAX:

The random side note EXPLAINS EVERYTHING I ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THIS BLOG.

Camp memories *shudders*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

At least he can help us remove Ahminutjob from power.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASC

You'd want a different variety of ancient Greek for that.

Jason said...

Braves get Uggla.

Ugh. (la)

MR. F said...

For like nothing.

Dusty Baker said...

Sax that's really traumatizing that you have that memory. Sure you don't need therapy?

Or is this your therapy?

Dusty Baker said...

I tend to prefer PSV Eindhoven over Ajax.

Spanky said...

I tend to prefer Lucky Charms over Apple Jacks. But organic granola is the shit. Just saying.

rbnlaw said...

Don't be sad about the Braves getting Uggla(ier). The Dodgers are stacked at that position.

*whimpers*
*cries*
*eats a bowl of organic granola*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Actually the Dodgers do have some great depth at the middle infield, albeit a few years away from actually coming to fruition.

karina said...

RT @Rotoworld_BB Dodgers unlikely to bid on Nishioka http://dlvr.it/8hZjQ

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

Can we make the Random Sax Sidebar™ a regular feature?

Dusty Baker said...

Love that idea, FB. It could randomly highlight traumatic and/or life-changing situations experienced by Sax throughout his youth. Though I'm not sure he could top the tightey-whitey Apple Jacks kid.

Would go a long way in explaining things.